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Famous DOESN’T Mean Knowledgable in Other Areas…

Mostly Cajun, All American and Opinionated reminded us of this, with this almanac entry:

Today in History – January 23

1941 – Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.  Just because you’re famous for being good at one thing doesn’t mean you’re smart about everything…

Are you listening Bill Maher, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey et al.

YES, they have a right to an opinion!

Even if it’s wrong, or misinformed.

And, don’t get me wrong.  Just because I like someone’s film or stage performance (or think they’re hot or cool) doesn’t mean I think their opinion about politics or restriction of MY RIGHTS holds water!

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “Famous DOESN’T Mean Knowledgable in Other Areas…

  1. I always wonder why celebrities are brought to Capitol Hill to testify on issues when there are probably plenty of grunts slogging in the trenches of that subject with more actual knowledge of the issue.

    People have a right to be stupid. And I have a right to SAY they’re stupid, even if they are a celebrity.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 3, 2014, 8:30 am
  2. Lindbergh had been given a very good look at Hitler’s air force and knew that our air force was puny and backward in comparison. WWI was very much in his memory, Lindbergh didn’t want the US in the sequel. Lindbergh also knew that FDR wanted us to be in the war as it would fix the Depression that FDR and his advisors had extended and magnified.

    After Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh went back in the Army Air Force. After giving the airplane designers all the information he had on German models, he flew over 50 combat missions in the Pacific. He may have been misguided (yeah, we would have had to fight eventually, better to do so with allies), but he was a patriot. I’ve seen no evidence that those modern-day celebrities are such.

    Posted by tweell | February 3, 2014, 9:30 am
  3. Sadly, those folks DO get a soapbox that we don’t have access to through…

    Posted by OldNFO | February 3, 2014, 10:14 am
  4. Celebs are flown to Congressional hearings precisely because their ahem opinions are then publicized to keep the proletariat in disarray.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 4, 2014, 10:43 am

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